Don't you just love the combo of coconut/cranberries
& walnuts...I do..so when I wanted a recipe for cookies
that had all that I tweaked some that I found to become
one of the most delicious cookies I make.
I also have been sticking to "using up what I have"
before buying more...So I needed to use up some
coconut, rolled oats, walnuts & I added my craving
to come up with these "Cranberry/Coconut Cookie
I knew what I wanted but could not find one recipe..
but found a few and created my own...which turned
out to better than I could have hoped for...
Today I brought some over to a friend that I visit
each month, (who's a fantastic cook herself by the
way) & soon after she called telling me how much
she loved them & wanting the recipe to make them
for Young Women in our ward tonite...so I thought
I'd better have it on the blog for any of the girls (or
their moms) who might like to try it out. They are
really "delish"...as Rachael Ray would say...
3/4 c. Crisco (R) Butter Shortening
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. Br. sugar
2 lg. eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
3 c. old-fashioned rolled oats
1 c. coconut
1 c. dried cranberries
1 c. chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 375F. Coat baking sheet with
non-stick cooking spray or use a "Silpat Liner"
(one of my favorite kitchen items)
BEAT shortening, sugar & Br. sugar on medium
speed of electric mixer until blended. Beat in
eggs & vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda &
salt in small bowl. Beat into shortening mixture
until smooth. Stir in oats, coconut, dried
cranberries, & walnuts. As in Photo Below:
Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls (I love to
use a Lg. Cookie Scoop..another Favorite
Kitchen Item) because it keeps cookies
round & the same size...
Bake: 10-12 min. or until light brown. Cool
for 2 min & enjoy!!